Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is apparently “speechless” after finally receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Many fans of Star Wars and Hamill had already assumed that he had a star, but in fact he did not and the same goes for the late Carrie Fisher. When Fisher passed away in December fans made up their own star for the actress best know for portraying Princess Leia. In addition to playing Luke Skywalker, Hamill is also known for supplying the voice of the Joker in the DC Animated Universe as well as the wildly popular Arkham series of video games.
Mark Hamill is set to get inducted in 2018 along side 34 other actors including Jack Black, Zoe Saldana, Jeff Goldblum, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte, and many more. As far as Carrie Fisher receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, there are restrictions for stars that have recently passed away. That being said, Fisher will not be eligible until the year 2021 at the earliest, 5 years after her death.
Mark Hamill revealed his surprise of the honor through Twitter and the actor often spends time interacting with fans and peers through the social media medium. Mark Hamill truly deserves a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and it’s about time he received the honor. Hamill and the entire cast of Star Wars deserve a star for positively effecting the lives of millions of people the world over. Luke Skywalker is a cultural icon and fans all of over the world should be excited for Hamill. Hamill will return to the big screen as Skywalker on December 15th, 2017!